Today’s Tubespiration: Maida Vale

It is evident that Maida Vale station has the word ‘Maid’ within it, but this also has some additional significance for an unusual claim to fame.

Opening in 1915 at the height of the Great War, Maida Vale became the first station on the network to be run entirely by women. (Though it did share a male station master with three neighbouring stations.)

50 years ahead of the Equal Pay Act they received the same pay as their male colleagues.

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